Here are some of the challenges I faced as a new mother and how you can set yourself up for a peaceful postpartum!
I didn’t know anything about babies
I said I would wait another 30 minutes before we would go to the closest health nurse clinic (which was 20 minutes away). Finally, the health nurse arrived as we were getting packed to head out. It was a midwife from the hospital who I had never met before. She rushed into the house and started barking her orders….she sent my hubby out for formula and started boiling bottles on the stove.
Which wasn’t our plan, my plan was to breastfeed! My milk hadn’t even come in at this point and she spent no time helping me latch my baby or even trying to solve our breastfeeding challenges.
Breastfeeding is natural but doesn’t always come naturally
A Postpartum Plan would have made all the difference
After training to be a Postpartum Doula I have learnt many tools and resources to guide new mothers through to have a peaceful postpartum. I have created a free postpartum plan to support expectant mothers to start thinking and planning for their postpartum!
You can download yours now (Totally free!)